Tempe-Based Test Advantage Named to the Inc. 5000 for Second Year in a Row Company Ranked Number 4868 in 2008 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

NEW YORK, NY./ TEMPE, AZ. - August 20, 2008 For the second successive year, Inc. has named Test Advantage, Inc. in its Inc. 5,000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

Test Advantage, a leading supplier of both custom-configured Automated Test Equipment (ATE) and innovative software technology tools for semiconductor testing, was founded in 1997 and has enjoyed significant and sustained growth. The company was ranked number 3,110 in the Inc. 5,000 in 2007. The Inc. 5,000 award is focused on revenue growth over the last few years, which for Test Advantage has continued to be strong, driven by the companys established and growing market share of its hardware and software activities. Since its inception, Test Advantage has shipped several hundred quality ATE systems and ATE upgrades and licensed thousands of software nodes to its customers worldwide.

To be ranked once again amongst the fastest growing private companies is a considerable achievement for our company, commented Fabrice Dechoux, CEO of Test Advantage. That we have been able to maintain a growth rate worthy of the Inc. 5,000, even though we are now in our 12th business year, is testament to the dedication of our team in maintaining our position as the premier resource for semiconductor test capacity and technology.

Our second annual Inc. 5000 continues the most ambitious project in business journalism, said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivaled portrait of young, under reported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth.

The 2008 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2004 through 2007. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based and privately held, for profit, independent not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies as of December 31, 2007, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2004, and $2 million iin 2007. Companies can apply for next years Inc. 5000 by registering with IncBizNet, Business
Network for Private Companies, at

About Test Advantage, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Test Advantage offers hardware and software solutions to the semiconductor industry through its Quality ATE Division and its Software Products Division. Combining 100-plus years of in-house test hardware and software for test expertise, the company delivers a competitive edge to all of its clients. The Quality ATE Division specializes in rebuilt, Configured-to-Match ATE systems. The Software Products Division develops and deploys leading-edge, proprietary software to automate manufacturing quality and throughput improvements throughout the manufacturing test process. The Tempe, Arizona-based company operates worldwide, maintaining offices in Germany, France and Singapore.  More information about Test Advantage Inc. is available at

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Test Advantage participated as a Bronze Sponsor in the 2008 IEEE European Test Symposium held in Lago Maggiore, Italy

Lago Marggiore, Italy-May 26, 2008: Frederic Tilhac, European Technical Program Manager for Test Advantage Software Products, presented a comprehensive paper during the Test Engineering Vendor Session addressing all the key elements for implementing an effective DPPM improvement program.

Effective DPPM improvement programs require test program qualification and post-probe data analysis.

The need for quality improvement in semiconductor manufacturing processes has continued to be driven by customer demands for improved product reliability. Sort test yield impacts have made it apparent to the semiconductor IDMs that DPPM improvement programs must comprehend effectiveness and efficiency when employing outlier detection methodologies. Competitive pressure for suppliers to improve both cost and quality is now being driven from broader markets than the traditional automotive markets. It is realized that cross departmental sort test functions must leverage joint efforts in order to implement the most effective solutions. Combined data analysis strategies in both device test program development and manufacturing post-test data analysis are elemental in this solution.

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